By Bob Baker

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 20, 2010) – Days after the busiest two weeks of the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s work year, the membership-based, program-driven organization continues to plan a busy Fall season. Highlighting the agenda for the next three months are a motorcycle ‘poker run’, being held in conjunction with Knoxville Raceway’s AMA Flat Track Nationals on September 17-18, and twin memorabilia auctions on October 2, one during the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals and one during the Williams Grove National Open in central Pennsylvania. The annual Williams Grove National Open auction is jointly held in cooperation with the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs, Pennsylvania, while the Knoxville Late Model auction also benefits the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky.

According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “While our staff and volunteers are regrouping and catching their collective breaths this week after a very successful Knoxville Nationals and Iowa SpeedWeek, we can’t afford to rest too long as we have a busy fall season planned. The J&J/Kistler raffle car will be on the road quite a bit over the next three months with marketing manager Chuck Stowe, including trips to both coasts. This is a great outreach program for the national museum. In addition, Lori DeMoss, Sharon Spaur and Blanche Kingrey are busy preparing for our annual holiday mass mailing, whose primary focus is letting sprint car fans worldwide know of our vast array of educational and entertaining museum store items that are available 24/7. Finally, curator Tom Schmeh and planned giving consultant Doug Lockin are both active within their respective realms of responsibility.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the activities at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum this fall should visit the museum’s web site at Those seeking additional information on the museum’s on-line store should log onto